Popular opinion is that you should only open your pool back up once the temperatures rise to around 70 degrees. As that is happening now, you can crack open the pool cover and take a look at what has happened over the winter. Before your big pool opening, though, do you know what you need to do to ensure the safety of all swimmers?
Read on to learn more about the steps you need to take before you allow people to swim, to ensure they enjoy clean, safe water.
Clean and Inspect the Pool
After you have gathered all your tools and taken the cover off, you need to start removing the worst of what the winter did to it. Start by using a skimmer net to remove some of the worst buildups of bugs, leaves, and any other debris that gathered over the winter. After this, ensure to vacuum the floor of the pool to remove any buildup of algae or other dirt.
Test the Water
An important part of pool maintenance is ensuring the water is at a comfortable pH and has enough chlorine in it. Using a reputable pool testing kit, check the pool's chemicals to make sure they are at a level humans will be comfortable swimming in. If you have a maintenance journal, make sure to write all your measurements down in case you need to refer to them later.
Based on the results of your testing, add the right chemicals to bring the pH, chlorine levels, and other measurements back to where they should be.
If you are unsure how to do this, remember that you can always bring in a specialist to check your pool for you. They will have all the equipment and expertise to ensure everything is as safe as possible.
Pump and Filtration Start-Up
Before you turn on any of the electrical pool equipment, such as the pump, filter, or heater, inspect them. Take a look at them to ensure they did not receive damage over the colder months. Also, change out any filters or other replaceable parts and ensure the devices are free from blockages before turning them on.
Make sure everything you have in place for safety is in good condition. This might be a simple fence around the pool to keep young children out or might be the stairs in and out of the pool. It might also include floatation devices or even first-aid kits.
Even if you only own a residential pool, this can be important. If you want to think about opening your pool to others, keeping it safe is very important to avoid injury or liability.
Organize the Best Pool Opening
By taking these steps, you will have done the best job to ensure your pool opening routine goes as smoothly as possible. Still, this might be a lot of work you don't want to do.
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